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Bettman Will Make All-Star Game Announcement In Raleigh Tomorrow

via Javier Serna of the News & Observer,

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will host a press conference regarding future NHL All-Star Games in Raleigh on Thursday, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Rutherford would not confirm that the Hurricanes had actually been awarded the 2011 All-Star Game, and noted that the league had opened up the application process for the next three All-Star Games.

But the Hurricanes had bid for the 2011 All-Star Game in January

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Can We Talk Goaltending?

In this salary cap world, when a team feels they have a legitimate shot at winning the Stanley Cup, they sgo for it and go for it hard.

Three teams that have this shot are Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington. 

Are you surprised that none of these teams made a trade to improve their goaltending situation and is it a mistake that will cost them once the playoffs start?

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Yelle Back To Colorado

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed have been traded to Colorado for C Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a sixth-round pick, says Rutherford

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: stephane+yelle

Canes Trade Alberts To Canucks

via email alert,

Rogers Sportsnet announces that the Carolina Hurricanes trade Andrew Alberts to the Vancouver Canucks

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+alberts

Corvo To Caps

via TSN, Joe Corvo to Washington for Brian Pothier, Oskar Osala and a 2nd round pick.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brian+pothier, joe+corvo

Scott Walker Goes From Carolina To Washington

via Nicj Kypreos tweet,

Scott Walker to Wash for late pick.

It is a 7th round pick.

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  Tags: scott+walker

Aaron Ward To Ducks

via Chip Alexander tweet,

Ward to Anaheim for fourth-rounder and goalie Justin Pogge

added 12:33pm,

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Justin Pogge and a fourth-round selection in either the 2010 or 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The fourth-round pick from Anaheim was acquired yesterday from Boston in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer.

“Aaron Ward brings valuable experience and is a proven winner with three Stanley Cup championships,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We are pleased to bring him on board.”



Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: aaron+ward, justin+pogge

Cam Ward May Return This Season

from Chip Alexander of Canes Now at the News & Observer,

While saying there is no set timetable for a return, Canes general manager Jim Rutherford said today that goaltender Cam Ward could be back in net this season.

Ward, sidelined since Feb. 3 with a back problem, returned to a back specialist in Charlotte this week. Rutherford said surgery will not be required.

“We’re real encouraged with the progress he’s making,” Rutherford said. “He has been feeling much better in the last week. We’ll see where he is in the next week or two.


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  Tags: cam+ward

Who Would You Choose?

They are both the same age, player A is actually five days older than player B.

Let’s look at career stats:

Player A, regular season- 1051 games, 322 goals, 527 assists, 859 points and -95

Player B, regular season- 1179 games, 356 goals, 495 assists, 851 points and +95

How about the playoffs you ask?

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ray+whitney, slava+kozlov

Matt Cullen To Ottawa

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Cullen to Ott for Picard and a 2nd. Done.

added 10:57am,

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has traded center Matt Cullen to the Ottawa Senators. In exchange for Cullen, the Hurricanes will receive defenseman Alexandre Picard and Ottawa’s second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“Alexandre is a good, young defenseman who should become a regular part of the Hurricanes’ blue line,” said Rutherford. “We wish Matt all the best, and thank him for his many years here in Carolina.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alexandre+picard, matt+cullen

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